Mac OS X: While Windows and Linux users abound with free DVD-ripping software, OS X isn't quite as lucky — but today, you can grab the incredibly full-featured MacX DVD Ripper Pro for free.
While we've featured some great programs in the past, like MacTheRipper, there are few free rippers out there that are as fully featured as other premium apps. MacX DVD Ripper Pro will not only rip a DVD into any video format you want, but it can also rip straight to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, iPad and PSP-friendly formats. This is particularly handy since other popular programs required you to use other apps like our favourite encoder HandBrake to play it on other devices. Obviously, we still love Handbrake, but it's nice to avoid that second step and just rip straight to your iPhone.
The only downside is that it won't rip your DVD into an ISO or uncompressed VIDEO_TS files, so if you want menus and extras, you'll have to look elsewhere. You can rip it into a full-quality MPEG-4 file, however, so if your goal is only to rip the movie, it's a pretty great program for it.
The program is usually $US50 but is free for the rest of today. Just hit the link to download the program and enter the licence code BD-TGTXUVYO-OONQRP to activate the full version.